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Old November 3rd, 2010, 01:01 PM   #8881
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Trans-Manhattan Expressway would be cool. (I-95). Something else I haven't seen recently is the Bronx River Parkway. That is one of the oldest parkways in the NYC area.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 01:13 PM   #8882
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2 Interesting Videos i thought i show you Europeans of the DC region. Which is becoming a model for this nation in TOD , and is slowly switching for Road Based living to Transit Based Living. In 20 years i really wonder what that regional will look like , my guess is a Euro-American Hybrid. There is a Streetcar network UC in DC and in planning in Arlington. Smart Highways are in planning , and Bike lanes on most DC and Arlington streets. More Light Rail in Maryland and Restored Regional rail lines in Maryland / Virgina. Underground Highways in parts of Crystal City and DC , ontop will be High Rises and Parks.....New Metro lines , i think theres 3 in Planning. So what do you Euros think , impressed with our developments?



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Old November 3rd, 2010, 01:17 PM   #8883
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Trans-Manhattan Expressway would be cool. (I-95). Something else I haven't seen recently is the Bronx River Parkway. That is one of the oldest parkways in the NYC area.
Trans - Manhattan? You mean the Death trap Expressway and Shitty Cross Bronx , surface streets are faster then that thing. The Parkways are ok , but if it rains hard they always flood. Trees often come down aswell and there narrow and dangerous at night. Watch out for the Deer and Drunks that operate at night along the Parkways of Westchester and LI.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 05:38 AM   #8884
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I'm actually going to Long Island, so probably will take the I-495. Not totally sure yet how best to get to it, since I'd prefer not to drive on surface streets in the heart of NYC in an unfamiliar area (which would be the case if we take Lincoln Tunnel).
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Old November 4th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #8885
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Old November 4th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #8886
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I'm actually going to Long Island, so probably will take the I-495. Not totally sure yet how best to get to it, since I'd prefer not to drive on surface streets in the heart of NYC in an unfamiliar area (which would be the case if we take Lincoln Tunnel).
LOL , the LIE eh , one of the regions worst Expressway aka Drunk Expressway...... Crosstown isn't that bad , up and down can be bad. However between the hours of 9am-3pm the Manhattan should be fine for driving in any direction.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #8887
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I found an interesting application at http://kontaminace.cenia.cz/.

The page is devoted to mapping contaminated areas in the Czech Republic. What makes it interesting for me? It features aerial map of CZ made from aerial photos between late 40s and 50s. The scale is 1:1800. You can switch to current aerial map and compare the differences very quickly. Interesting.

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Old November 4th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #8888
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Try to compare town called Most. Big difference.

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yeah it is unbelievable that it happened.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #8890
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Gotta love Lady Gaga and her/his concert in Zagreb. Croats are pissed.


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Old November 6th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #8891
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Oh I'm so pissed right now!!!















NOT!

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Old November 6th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #8892
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It happened again during the height of Rush Hour.......The Car ran the red light and got pushed into the pole.





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Old November 6th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #8893
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Oh I'm so pissed right now!!!















NOT!
Calm down, you sound pissed.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #8894
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Spanish A.C. motorways are now avalaible for mapping at Clinched Highway Mapping Project. This goes especially for Chris, with 0 km in my country despite having clinched the C-32 part which was signed A-16 .
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Old November 6th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #8895
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Gotta love Lady Gaga and her/his concert in Zagreb. Croats are pissed.


http://24ur.com/ekskluziv/glasba/fot...o-zastavo.html


btw i rather think that she didn't intend to make provocation, but that standard all-slavic-countries-are-equal thing occured (aka Slovenia-Slovakia)
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Old November 6th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #8896
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I don't know, (s)he's famous for provocations.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #8897
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still better than -

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Old November 7th, 2010, 12:15 AM   #8898
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Croats would rather have seen a Slovak than Slovenian flag.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 12:20 AM   #8899
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So what do you Euros think , impressed with our developments?
I am, mostly by the total change of mentality. Earlier mass transit was perceived in North America as something low, occupied by poor folks who can't afford "better life", often dangerous.

Now the tone is different, and what is actually interesting is that the difference can be heard in both the specialist in video 1, as well as the journalist in video 2. Earlier it was often "ohmygod, they are taking the beloved highway from us!". So I do see a huge difference. I hope that folks in the street can be convinced too that mass transit may be an option. But I often hear that safety is an issue. Can this be addressed in a proper way?


Now quelques questions ā you: 1) Is there actually a place in North America where one can live without a car, save for New York proper? San Francisco downtown, for example? 2) The model of medium-to-high density multiple-flat houses ("blocks"), placed not far from downtown, which are all fenced off, have their own "yards" where children can play, underground car parks for the inhabitants, and other amenities - can this be implemented in North America? (or has it been already?) This is not for everybody, but for young professionals, often without children, is a perfect thing. This provides population density good enough to make mass transit sensible/profitable, yet is not the typical Bronx/commie block area, with crime and anonymity.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 02:40 AM   #8900
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What America has as its best is the facilities (logistical, operational and financial) to keep a car-centered lifestyle. Driving in Manhattan was, for me, a WAY easier experience than driving on Downtown Paris.

I truly hope most subsidized train projects there fail and that they keep their good job with nice highways, while looking at transit as something only the poor need.

In regard of house typology, the Americans are much more fond on either large multi-story buildings or stand-alone houses. We, in Europe, should learn from them. It usually pays off if you don't have a neighbor sharing your walls, you need to interact less with them in day-to-day routines of house maintenance.
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